Wednesday, September 12, 2012

inside

This past week has been a little different than I anticipated when I said I'd be taking some time to enjoy the transition from summer to autumn.  Everything is mostly fine now but we had a health scare for one of my family members that has me thinking about my perspective on a lot of things.  The reality of an ambulance ride and ER visit, and a week of adjustment to medications has taken up a huge amount of my time and focus.

Things are smoother now, I feel more calm.  I picked up my camera this morning for the first time in almost two weeks, ready to see things again.  I finished packing up acorn orders that were supposed to go out on Monday, (I'm so sorry, everyone, for the delay), I'm getting to those tomatoes I wanted to can, and feeling the urge to work on new projects, but also feeling a new sense of responsibility.

Changes are on the horizon and I'm going to make the best of them.

But enough of that for now.  Did you recognize that the first photo up there was an acorn that had been cut open?  It looks like a flower to me.  I'm sure there's a metaphor there about pretty flowers inside of every nut, but I haven't had enough coffee yet to figure it out.

Happy Wednesday everyone, and happy healthy thoughts to you.





20 comments:

Pearly Queen said...

Oh dear! Hope that scare is all over now. Good things will come out of the experience I'm sure.

I thought that acorn was an embroidery you'd done - though I couldn't quite fathom how you'd mounted it!

lynn bowes said...

*whew*

Cynthia Nicole said...

Health scares are hard - at least for me. Sending a burst of love to you.

Cynthia Nicole said...

PS- I Adore acorns and now I've learned something completely new about them!

Allisunny S. said...

Thinking of you... Xo

Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

Oh no, my friend. :( In those moments, I really wish I lived closer so that I could have helped in any possible ways. Will email you ASAP. Take care & the ill beloved one too.
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Lisa,

Hope all is well at your home now. Health scares are not fun at all.

You have again taught the naturalist something new. I have never see an acorn cut like that. It is indeed very beautiful. New discoveries are what keep my chosen profession interesting. Thanks!

Take care,
Pauline

susan christensen said...

Yes, perspective...
your photo is a great illustration. Now I see it as the acorn that it is
but originally i saw it as a very old, dried out orange with its top cut off.
Best wishes and prayers for healing from my heart for your family, Lisa.

NanaBeast said...

This nut see flowers wherever she goes!

Heaps of blessings for you and your family in the adjusting days to come. May flowers of peace and joy come from even the toughest nut cases we encounter (I've only had half a cup of coffee so far, forgive my half baked, but sincere wishes for you!)

PatchworkPottery said...

Oh no! Big Hugs to your and your family. I hope they are feeling better and that it is not permanent. Keep finding beauty in everything you see :o) Hugs, L

Julie Clay Illustration said...

Wishing you extra strength in your new responsibilities, hope things are calmer now after the health scare. You are such an optimistic inspiration I hope you soon find your way through and begin enjoying all that natural beauty you show us so often. :) The squirrel is visiting our oak and sneaking all the acorns, lovely to watch him burying them in the garden and patting rhe grass back on top!

kristin said...

dear Lisa, i hope all rights itself again soon. xx

Sally said...

Yikes! Sending prayers and hugs. For a few seconds, I thought, "dried orange?" then thought "this is Lisa! It's an acorn!" Take care.

Sandra Bailey said...

Yep! There's nothing like a health scare to make you sit up and think differently about life and your own mortality in general!
I find I'm not worrying so much about how much debt I have now as about how much life I might have!
(Re- Brother's recent Cancer diagnosis).
If I want to loaf about in my pj's I do, if I want to stay up most of the night and/or stay in bed late I do. Taking each day as it comes is so much more easier than worrying about things you can't do anything about.
Any how, I hope that things are settled and not giving you too much hassle now.

Blessings

Sandie xx

joanie said...

Sounds like you've had a lot to handle. Wish I was nearby for a hug and to help.
Glad you've found time to pick up the camera and I really hope you got more coffee.
Take care.
Jx

HollyM said...

There's nothing like health issues to put everything in perspective. I hope you're starting to get on top of whatever it is.
I had no idea that's what the inside of an acorn looked like. Nature is so amazing!

julochka said...

oh lisa! i hope everyone's ok now!! big hugs from denmark!!

xox,
/j

Margie said...

I'm delighted you're back and sorry to hear it was dark times that kept you away. I've been a lurker on your site and have enjoyed many of your postings. Thank you.

Barbara said...

Just checking in to see if you might be back. I'm sorry to hear that you have been managing a health scare in your family. Sending you positive energy for healing and balance.

Peace!

Anonymous said...

Dear Lisa, I'm sorry that you've experienced such a fright. I pray that it's something that will heal with a good outcome. You are not alone, and I hope you feel all the love and support coming from your followers who benefit from all the joy you've been giving. All God's blessings to you and yours!
Ruth from PA

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